Millions of people are struggling to care for young children and elderly relatives at the same time - putting their own lives on hold and juggling tight finances.
That's what the charity Carers UK is claiming today on Carers Rights Day. Andy Bevan spent the morning with one woman who's part of a growing group known as 'sandwich carers'.
Carers UK is just one of the charities ITV's Text Santa is raising money for this Christmas. To find out more and which celebrities are getting involved see the ITV website.
Here's a selection of photos you've taken of your pets getting dressed up for the ITV1 charity programme Text Santa, which is on tonight.
Text Santa is conducting the Biggest Bag Pack Ever for 6 UK based charities that provide help and support to someone near you.